Michael Bell has been the #1 agent at Sotheby’s International Realty – Greater Pasadena Brokerage since 2015, specializing in seller representation. With a 25-year career marked by 600+ sales, he is also recognized as a #3 Wall Street Journal best-selling author for ‘Seller Mistakes.’ Clients’ satisfaction shines through in the 50+ testimonials presented on this site. In addition to his client-focused work, Michael serves as a part-time instructor at Pasadena City College. Ask Mike for a complimentary copy of his book. Really!
As a licensed broker, Michael holds notable designations such as Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), California Probate Specialist (CPS), and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). He is a member of the National and California Associations of Realtors®. Michael actively engages with the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors® and has represented a delegation at the California State Capitol.
“My journey began with earning a BBA in Finance from Gonzaga University. I worked my way up, starting as a volunteer at a Credit Union. I then transitioned to CMBS underwriting, followed by a role in private institutional lending. I later ventured into flipping homes and ultimately became a brokerage owner, which I later sold to a Top 5 firm.”
Michael is an Eagle Scout, and one of his sons has already achieved this rank, while the other is on his way, both within Troop 509 NASA/JPL. He remains active as a merit badge counselor, cyber chip counselor, and a counselor for new Scouts.
Outside of his professional and Scouting commitments, Michael, along with his wife Anne and their two sons, resides in Bungalow Heaven, a historic landmark district. Their lovingly restored 1914 Craftsman home has been showcased in prestigious home tours. The family enjoys Lake Arrowhead, engages in backpacking trips, and embarks on exciting travels and weekend adventures together.